Thursday, October 11, 2018

JRN #7


Chic Silber said...

Private dining in his uncle's

private Pullman car the "Jomar"

Jo (John) Ma (Mable) R (Ringling)

The rusted out old carcas of the

car sits behind what was the old

Stottlemayer & Shoemaker lumber

yard & now the property is owned

by Harvey Vengroff who proposes

building low rent apartments on

the site & puts Bob's lunch train

cars parked there in jeopardy

The hulk of the Jomar was deemed

well beyond restorable years ago

which is why the Ringling Museum

bought the "Wisconsin" to exhibit

That was John Ringling's "loaner"

awaiting the Jomar's completion

but it was in great condition

History depends on who tells it

Chic Silber said...

In modern female priority

correctness it would have

been titled the "Major"

(give that a thought)

Not a bad title at that

Chic Silber said...

Just learned that Harvey Vengroff

died today which may put some of

his projects in limbo however his

2 sons vow to continue the vision

Harvey was a champion of low cost

housing in Sarasota & Bradenton

foe working class folks & he will

be sadly missed

Roger Smith said...

I knew I had lost track of efforts to preserve the Jomar. This is a sadness that might long ago have been avoided if stronger purpose had been served in time.